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A roadmap to end cholera

The World Health Organization has unveiled a plan to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent, and completely eliminate transmission in 20 of the most affected countries, by 2030.

Disrupting climate change

Despite a surge of apocalyptic weather and fears of runaway climate change, there is still time to stem global warming and save the planet.

Realizing business dreams in a competitive market

The equitable marriage of convenience between the private sector and the labor force – augmented with continuous trainings that involve change – is a guiding principle to exist and succeed in a competitive market, writes Teklu Weldegiorgis.

Unheeded snags behind mega projects

All developmental projects – like the massive ones in Ethiopia – should consider all economic, societal, political, cultural, psychological and religious values if the desired developmental goals are to be met on time, writes Asseged Gebremedhin.

The promise of fiscal money

One of the few remaining sacred cows of Western capitalism is the independence of central banks from elected governments. But in an age when fiscal policy has become an essential factor in determining the quantity of money lubricating the system, an independent monetary authority no longer makes sense, writes Yanis Varoufakis.

A double betrayal for refugee children

Last year, the Education Cannot Wait fund was created to close the education-financing gap for refugee children and ensure that the necessary resources are available when disaster strikes.

The urgency of refugee education

Of the 17.2 million refugees that the UN Refugee Agency seeks to protect, roughly half are school-age children. But while conflict and violence is robbing them of their childhoods, many are also being denied a future, largely as a result of the international community's unfulfilled commitments to funding education for the displaced, writes Filippo Grandi.

A global education ecosystem

This month, leaders from all 193 UN member states are gathering in New York City to try to assess progress on addressing some of the world’s thorniest development challenges, including ensuring quality education for all. Success will require significant new investment in local leadership, write Wendy Kopp and Dzingai Mutumbuka.